Questionnaire Responses 2018

Annual South Downs Way Walk

Fri 8th – Sat 16th June 2018

 

QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES

 

171 questionnaires were returned in 2018

(96 / 158 / 122 / 176 / 99 /114 in previous years )

 

 

Q1       Looking back on the whole event, did you find it?                           

                                        2018    2017    2016    2015    2014    2013                       

  1. Very enjoyable    95%    93%     88%    93%     5%       89%                          
  2. Quite enjoyable    5%     4%      12%      7%       5%        9%     
  3. O.K.                        -         3%        -        <1%        <1%    2%                                                             
  4. Didn’t enjoy it.      -           -          -            -          <1%        -                                              

 

Q2       Were you satisfied with the way the administration was handled?

                                                 2018    2017     2016     2015  2014      2013                        

  1. Excellent                     95%     94%       85%     95%     94%     94%                            
  2. Good                            5%         6%      14%       5%      6%       6%                                                           
  3. Acceptable                    -              -        5%                    -          -                                                                                        
  4. Poor                               -              -           -          -          -          -                                                                          

                                               

Q3      How did you rate the overall transport operations provided by Worthing Coaches ? :-

                                         2018          2017         2016              2015            2014               2013                                                                                                          

                                    Worthing   Worthing  Heritage         Knights        Knights          Knights          

  1. Excellent             94%           98%         33%     78%        85%     85%      
  2. Good                     6%             2%         32%     17%        15%      13%       
  3. Acceptable             -                  -           21%       5%          -           2%          
  4. Poor                       -                  -             9%         -           -              -                                     
  5. No response                                           5%  

 

 

Q4          If you had to choose which was the most enjoyable day ?

Winchester - Exton  /  Exton - Q.E. Park  /  Q.E. Park - Cocking  /  Cockling - Whiteways  /  Whiteways - Washington

Washington - Devils Dyke  /  Devils Dyke - Newmarket  /  Newmarket - Alfriston  /  Alfriston - Eastbourne.

 

Newmarket – Alfriston               41%   (the longest day)

Washington – Devils Dyke        24%   (good walking weather)

Alfriston – Eastbourne               19%   (Seven Sisters)

All others except Q.E. Park – Cocking received votes totalling 16%

 

Q5       If you were raising money for charity by doing this walk, how much do you hope

             to raise? (a rough estimate in confidence)

 

            17% were doing it at least partly for charity and hoped to raise a combined total of £9,800.

            (In 2017, 15% hoped to raise £5-6,000.)

            (We feel it important that the Annual Walk should NOT be promoted as a fund raising event)

 

Q6       Organisers of major events, such as this, are being asked to make a contribution

            per person to ‘Natural England’ for the maintenance & improvement of the trail.

            What would you consider an appropriate figure ?

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                     2018            2017

  1. It should come out of the ‘Natural England’ budget.    *             10%
  2. £ 1                                                                                     7%           14%
  3. £ 5                                                                                   34%           58%
  4. £ 10                                                                                 48%           18%
  5. Other                                                                                 5%             *   

No answer                                                                                       6%              -                

(* not asked in that year)

 

Q7       How many times have you taken part in the annual South Downs Way Walk?

 

                                          2018          2017          2016            2015           2014       2013 

                

            Once                       56%          57%             61%         65.5%           65%      70%                             

 

            Twice                       19%          17%             16%            14%          15%        9%                            

           

            3 – 5 times              15%          17%             14%            12%           13%      10%     

           

            > 5 times                 10%          9%                9%           8.5%             7%        9%                            

 

Q8     Would you like to add any further overall, brief comments about the event?

 

106 of the 171 returned forms added positive comments, in particular saying how much they enjoyed the event and thanking the team for their help.

 

There were no overall themes in the other comments; no single issue being mentioned by more than two people.

 

£10 Marks & Spencer gift vouchers were sent to the first three questionnaires opened.

Jeremy Wise (Worthing),    Ruth Beale (Ludlow),   &  Tony Godber (Upper Beeding).

A total of £295.00 was collected for the coach drivers at the reception and handed to Worthing Coaches.

 

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